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UP bypolls: Gorakhpur records 40% polling, Phulpur 29% till 4 pm, says EC

After casting his vote in Gorakhpur, Adityanath claimed the BJP was getting widespread support from the people

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shows his finger marked with indelible ink after he cast his vote during Gorakhpur Lok Sabha by-poll election, in Gorakhpur | PTI Photo

Lok Sabha constituency witnessed a polling percentage of around 40 per cent while Phulpur saw a turnout of around 29 per cent till 4 pm on Sunday, Election Commission sources said.

The voting for the bye-elections to the two Lok Sabha seats began on a dull note but picked up momentum in the day amid tight security, they said.

The bypolls were necessitated after Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister vacated the and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, respectively following their election to the state legislative council.


After casting his vote in Gorakhpur, Adityanath claimed the BJP was getting widespread support from the people.

"The people know that development was the only panacea," he told reporters.

Attacking the and the SP, the chief minister claimed, "These parties are indulging in negative politics, politics of bargaining and politics of opportunism. The state has suffered the negative consequences because of this".

First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 17:24 IST
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